Friday, August 29, 2014

Mixing it Up with Jen

Greetings Quick Quotes Friends!  It's Jen here today to host the blog.

I have a card to share with you mixing several different paper collections. I started out by adding the orange Sheer Joy to my card base. I inked the edges with the Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink, then added the blue paper from our Dream Big collection. I love how the orange and blue look together!

Next, I added the "You Are Amazing" sentiment from the Calypso 500 collection. To finish the card, I added orange rhinestones and blue ribbon in the corner.
Quick Quotes Products:
Dream Big Collection (Coming Soon)
Sheer Joy Collection (Coming Soon)
Calypso 500
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Caribbean Blue

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Jen
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Off the Page with Thandar

Hello, Everybody. Summer is almost over and fall is coming up next! My favorite Quick Quotes paper is the Cracklin' Rose Collection. As I think about fall, I cannot help myself but to break out that paper collection again.


This time I decided to alter a coffee box into a photo display box using some wooden cloth pins. I can display my photo by clipping them in wood pins. I thought it was a brilliant idea to recycle my coffee box. The colors of the paper is so much reminded me of fall that I have to decorate my box in fall theme.


Quick Quotes Supplies Used
Cracklin' Rose 100,300,500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Creamy Cocoa, Coral, Razz-Berry

Thank you very much for stopping by and have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Moments to Love with Barb

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! One of my favorite products from Quick Quotes has always been the PowderPuff Chalking Inks! I LOVE them!! They can be used in so many ways!! I sure put them to work on this layout!

I finally got around to doing a layout with our Easter picture this year.  I combined a few Quick Quotes lines on this one! I inked the edges of all the papers with Khaki and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The lace piece under the quote actually has three colors on it. I started by inking it with Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking ink. I wasn't happy with the color so I decided to spray the lace with water chick blended the ink into the lace. I then went over it with Khaki PowderPuff chalking ink but it still was not the color I was hoping for so I added the third color, Orange Slice. I loved the final look!

Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink was used to go around the edges of the kraft doily and add some of the brown dots in the background. I am also lovin' the chipboard stickers that coordinate with the Quick Quotes lines! They are perfect for adding to clusters!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 700, 800
PowderPuff Chalking Ink, Orange Slice, Khaki, Mocha Mama, Rusty Nail
Baggage Claim Chipboard Die Cuts

Other Products Used: 
Flowers: KaiserCraft, Prima
Metal Butterfly: Making Memories
Punch: Martha Stewart

I hope you get some time to get messy and inky this week!
~ Barb
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Inking Technique with Jen

Hi there Quick Quotes fans! Jen here today to host the blog for you.

I have a cool inking technique that I would like to share with you today! I chose papers from the Calypso paper collection for my layout. I inked the edges of my papers with Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink before layering them onto my background sheet.

I decided that I wanted to add a ribbon around one of the papers, but I didn’t have a ribbon that would match the colors of my layout. Problem solved! I inked both sides of a light pink ribbon with my Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I placed the ribbon on a hard surface, placed my ink pad over the top of the ribbon, then I pulled the ribbon up at an angle to create tension between the ink pad and my ribbon. The ribbon turned out to be a perfect match!

To finish off the layout, I added in a sentiment from the Baggage Claim line and pop dotted it onto my page. I then added flower gemstones onto the title and around my photo.

Quick Quotes Items Used:
Calypso 200
Calypso 300
Calypso Die-Cut Stickers
Baggage Claim Sentiment Strip
Pink Organza Ribbon
Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Items Used:
Flower Gemstones

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
~ Jen
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

All Inked Up with Donna!

Hi everyone, Donna here and I am all inked up!

I just love Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks, definitely my go to inks and there always seems to be a few of them on my desk at all times. They are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways. Here is a layout I did using 6 different colors of the PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I used Red Hot PowderPuff Chalk Ink to ink the edges of some of the papers. I also dabbed it a few times on the cork arrows until I reached the desired result.

On the Pattern Perfect, I dabbed lightly Red Hot and Biscotti. It was just a little too bright and I felt I needed to soften the colors. It's a little hard to see but I did some paint splotches by pressing my ink pad down on a mat a spritzing it with a little water then flinging it with a paint brush on the paper. Of course this has to be done before anything is put down on your background sheet of paper.

By mixing different color inks here I changed the look of the paper a little. I also used a stamp and Coal Miner to stamp the word Magical Memories.

You can also stamp on chipboard, like I did here with the Baggage Claim Chipboard tag and Coal Miner.

Dab PowderPuff Chalk Ink on wooden items like these great little stars.

Designer Tip:
When using PowderPuff Chalk Ink to recolor items such as paper, cork, wood, chipboard, dab lightly, and repeat until you get the shade you want. You can always go back and add more!
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Quick Quotes Back Woods 400
Other Products Used:
Studio Calico cork arrows
Cosmo Cricket wood stars
Tattered Angels overlay
Horizon Iron on Rhinestones
Thank you for stopping by Quick Quotes. 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Dana

Hi Quick Quotes fans! Dana here today sharing a canvas that I created with products from the August Club Q Page Layouts and Altered Kits. I had a lot of fun using 10 colors of PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the background of my canvas.

The embellishments in the August Club Q Kits were a fantastic mix of textured ribbons, die-cuts, flowers, brads and paper straws. I piled all of these supplies onto a sturdy 5x7 Canvas Panel, which is included in the kit.

I used a stencil and molding paste to add the circle pattern to the canvas. I then cut pieces of mesh ribbon and attached it to the corners of the canvas with washi tape. I let the canvas dry overnight before moving on to the next step.

I covered the canvas with a layer of gesso to help seal the ribbon and tape to my canvas and to prepare the canvas for color. I dried the gesso with a heat gun, which only took about a minute, and continued on to the next step--adding color!

I planned to add blue embellishments over this background, so I chose yellow and purple inks for a bold contrast. I used sponge daubers to apply the PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the canvas. I started by first coloring the circles with Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I then blended Brandywine, Purple Passion, Very Berry, Plum Crazy, Pink Cheeks and Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink in the spaces between the circles. Lastly, I used Mocha Mama and Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to highlight the edges of the yellow circles. I set the ink with my heat gun and then used a dry brush to apply a light coat of white acrylic paint over the canvas to soften the color for a more shabby finish.

I inked the edges of flower and leaf die-cuts with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I wanted a less intense color on my die-cuts so I applied Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the die-cuts with a stipple brush using a pouncing motion.

I used the paper straws to finish the edge of my canvas. I simply cut a slit down each straw, slipped them over the edges of my canvas, and then trimmed them to length. I sealed the inside edge of the straws with a white dimensional paint pen.

I attached beautiful Petaloo blooms in a cluster on the center of my canvas and topped it with a sentiment. I trimmed the colored border from the sentiment and inked the edges to match my canvas. I punched a hole in both ends of the sentiment and used brads and twine to tie the sentiment around the canvas. I covered the printed dots on the sentiment with the same white dimensional paint pen that I used around the inner edge of my canvas. I finished the canvas with a big bow.

I'm planning to hang this colorful canvas in my scrap room. Any day that I can find some time to craft is a delight!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
August Club Q Page Layout Kits - Option A
August Club Q Altered Kit - Option B
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Brandywine PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Purple Passion PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Very Berry PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Pink Cheeks PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tips and Tricks with Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today and I am excited to share an altered picture frame I created using the Dream Big collection.

I started by covering the front of the picture frame with the plaid paper, inking the edges with Biscotti PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I also have a couple of quick tutorials:
  • Creating a Rosette 
  • Custom Colored Ribbon
Creating the Rosette: 
I started by cutting a cardboard circle about 3" in diameter and coating it with a glue that dries tacky, creating a large "glue spot".  Set this aside.

I cut 2 strips of Dream Big paper, 2" x 12".  Score the strips every 1/2" and fold, creating pleats.

Join the ends of the strips with strong adhesive, creating a circle.  
Gather the pleats into a cone shape…

Flatten the cone and place the cardboard with the glue spot on the back side to hold it together. 
Set aside.

Meanwhile, I die cut a vellum sentiment and a matching piece of white cardstock.  Ink the edges with Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Run the vellum sentiment through the Xyron Label maker and layer on top of the cardstock.

Adhere the layered vellum sentiment to the front center of the rosette.

Custom Colored Ribbon: 

You can custom color any sheer ribbon with PowderPuff Chalking Inks!  I placed the ribbon on a non-stick craft mat and simply run the ink pad over both sides.  For this project, I chose to use Blue Lagoon.

I then used the perfectly coordinated ribbon on the photo frame!

Quick Quotes Products:
Dream Big Collection
Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Biscotti PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Babies/Kids/Family Itty Bitty Vellum Box Set

Other Products:  Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, The Best Glue Ever, Sheer Ribbon, Scor-Pal

Thanks for stopping by the Quick Quotes Blog today and I hope you find some time to play!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mixed Media with Thandar

Hello all, this is Thandar here today to host the blog for you.

I would like to share with you my heavily textured layout. I love this layout so much this it is safe for me to say that this is one of my proudest creations.  There is a video tutorial on this layout available at the end of the post.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with Thandar Aye Featuring Baggage Claim by Quick Quotes

I used dry wall joint tape along with light modeling paste to create all these textures. To add cherry on ice cream, I have inked up the entire layout with matching Powder Puff Chalk Inks. Hope you like my creation as much as I enjoyed building it.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with Thandar Aye Featuring Baggage Claim by Quick Quotes

Here is a Video Tutorial:

Quick Quotes Supplies Used
Powder Puff Chalk Inks- Coral, Caribbean Blue, Creamy Cocoa, Razz-Berry, Rusty Nail, Orange Slice, Blue Lagoon

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Thandar
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mixing it Up with Rhonda

Happy Tuesday Quick Quotes friends!

It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you. We are mixing up collections here on the blog and having a ton of fun with it.

We took the boys to a fun park that had this cool obstacle course. They are into watching the America Ninja Warrior type of obstacle course challenges, so this was extremely fun for them.  I used these jumping photos for fun.

All of the scallop cuts here are from previous Club Q kits, as is the heart and the sentiment "These are the best of times" that I've used.  It was really fun to grab these bits and pieces to put together the page.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Baggage Claim 200 300, 500700
Calypso 100
Dream Big (Coming Soon)
Sheer Joy (Coming Soon)

Other Products:
Glitter Alphas by MLS
Flair  and Acrylic Arrows by AC
Small Words by Studio Calico
Woodgrain Stamp by BoBunny
Date Stamp by Becky Higgins
Corrugated Arrow by Jillibean Soup
Polaroid Frame Dies by Lawn Fawn and MFT
Enamel Dots by Basic Grey and Doodlebug.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today to the blog for a visit!
~ Rhonda
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mixing it Up with Barb!

Happy Monday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today and I am mixing it up!! I had a lot of fun taking several different collections from Quick Quotes and pulling them together for this layout!

Recently, I took my daughter and her friend to California for the weekend. We had some fun in Santa Monica riding the rides and playing on the beach at night. When I saw the quote "Live Life in Color" I thought of these photos! These two girls certainly live their life in color! They have so much fun and make the most of every opportunity!

I got a little messy with this one which made it so much fun to create! The black chevrons were created using a stencil and PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Midnight Confessions! I used several of the quotes from various lines on this layout!

The orange dots were made with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Coral. I misted my ink pad with water to make it nice and juicy before using a make-up sponge to apply it with the stencil.

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Be Bold 700
Patterned Paper: Calypso 200, 300, 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions, Coral

Other Products Used:
Flowers: Petaloo
Tape: Queen & Co.
Camera Clip: Maya Road
Spray Mist: Ranger Dylusions

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to have some messy, creative fun this week!
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